” THE ESCAPE”
Stylized works are among my favorites, I’ve always been intrigued with driftwood. Sometimes I see a fish trying to get out, other times the wood just tells me what it wants to be.This stylized Brown has been one of my most talked about creations, frankly, I don’t even know who owns it now as It was sold out of one the Galleries that feature my works. – Jim Wiley
Among the roots of the clearwater streams of northeaster Tennessee run the bright colors of the rainbow. Also known as Onchorinchis mykiss, the rainbow trout. This is not a native to the waters east of the Rocky Mountains, but its presence has been here long enough to have earned squatter’s rights and the love of generations of fly-fishing hominids.
#1536 is a realistic Wiley Wood Sculpture of a 14 inch Rainbow Trout, caught in the act of warily glimpsing a snagged fly. The presentation has been placed and balanced on on a fine piece of river driftwood, from the very pool where you could expect to hook-up with this beauty.
You CAN hook-up with this little WileyTrout gem by casting your gaze to the WileyTrout Store. Click the link here Rainbow #1536.
The latest creation to appear from the creative WileyTrout zone, is a beauty called ‘Dolly’. She is, by all standards, a rare and pleasant thing-of-beauty to behold. She is a Dolly Varden. Sleek and colorful, she has eye catching lily-white fin tips; native of her species known as the Char.
She resembles the other beauty of her kin, the eye catching, heart pounding Brook Trout. But, Dolly feeds in a bigger pool and comes from stock that produce size as well as beauty. For the Dolly Varden can grow to such an alarming size, that mere mortal fishermen swoon at the pulsation of this lady – or her kin – upon their teasing lines of petrochemical persuasion and steel.
‘Tis with great glee we announce that Dolly has already been taken.
She quickly stole a heart and is now being prepared to be whisked off to a new home.
Yes, her stay was brief, but her memory will linger with the fragrance of her beauty, for a long, long time. Maybe one day soon, the creator Wiley will deem there be another .. maybe a Dallas .. in the line of Varden. We will have to wait and see.
Farewell, Dolly. You gave us great palpitation while you were here. We shall hold your image in great admiration. We look forward to hearing from your new partner in visual pleasure, as to how the union is holding. Our best on your new journey.
#1530, Just finished this little 8 inch Brookie today. It’s a stylized piece created entirely from California Buckeye Burl. This beautiful wood grows only on the western slope of the Sierra mountains at altitude above 2,000 feet. When finished out it has the appearance of river stone. My most popular works are from this wood. My supply is limited and I hope it lasts at least as long as I do.
About a year ago my neighbor cut down a tree and found it hollow at the trunk. He cut it into rounds and gave it to me saying, ” I thought you might be able to do something with these “, so, this is one of the things I did. I wish I knew what kind of wood it is .
This stylized Brown Trout was created from a piece of Caney Fork River driftwood root. It was just laying there weathering away. When I spotted it, I could see a fish trying to get out so, —– I helped it.
You can own this little beauty by heading over to the Wiley Store and purchasing it today. Give a new loving and appreciative home. It’s calling you .. can’t you hear?